An excited Sam Ssimbwa celebrates a goal against KCCA at Lugogo (Photo: John Batanudde)
Sam Ssimbwa (right) with midfielder David Bagoole during the pilsner monthly awards ceremony on Monday at Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala (PHOTO: David Isabirye)

URA Football Club head coach Sam Bamweyana Ssimbwa has identified his first target for next season as David Bagoole.

Ssimbwa openly confessed his admiration for the midfielder on Monday as the two received their best coach and player accolades for the month of March 2019 at Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala on Monday.

I have worked with David Bagoole previously at Sports Club Villa. His game has indeed matured over the years and I openly say he is player I am eyeing for the 2019/20 season because I know his potential and he has drastically improved for the better as a player.

Sam Ssimbwa, URA FC Head Coach
David Bagoole shows off his month of March accolade (Photo: David Isabirye)

Ssimbwa was the best coach of March, coming ahead of KCCA’s Mike Mutebi and Tooro United’s Wasswa Bbosa.

Bagoole beat KCCA’s midfielder Nicholas Kasozi and URA striker Cromwel Rwothomio to the March gong that comes with Shs 1M and a trophy.

Currently at Kirinya-Jinja S.S Football Club, Bagoole has so far had a stellar season with an overwhelming contribution to the team where he orchestrates the midfield as an inter-link to defence and attack.

He has thus far registered four goals to his name and a number of odd assists.

Bagoole previously played at SC Villa, BUL and lately Sofapaka before he returned to feature at Kirinya-Jinja S.S under the tenure of Charles Ayiekoh Lukula who has been since replaced by Abbey Bogere Kikomeko.

After receiving his accolade, Ssimbwa admitted the ten point gap between third placed URA and the leaders, KCCA is indeed big but anything can happen with five games to the close of the season.

We are 10 points away from the leaders, KCCA but it is a mission possible. Football is unpredictable. We can win as KCCA falters or vice-verse. The title is still open.

Sam Ssimbwa
Sam Ssimbwa smiles during an interview with the media at Mandela National Stadium after a league match (PHOTO: David Isabirye) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Bagoole in a brief interview expressed appreciation for the award received, adding it is a push factor to his game.

I thank the organisers for this award. Such things as awards motivate us players as we play the game. I am indeed happy.

David Bagoole
David Bagoole with award (Photo: David Isabirye)

Meanwhile, match day 26 resumes on Tuesday, 09 April 2019 with three matches and four games on the subsequent day.

Kirinya-Jinja S.S will lock horns with BUL in the famous Jinja derby at the FUFA Technical Center on Wednesday.

On the same day, URA will play host to Bright Stars at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Match Day 26 Games:

Tuesday, 9th April 2019:

  • Police Vs Onduparaka – Lugogo (4:00 PM)
  • Ndejje University Vs Nyamityobora – Arena of Visions, Bombo (4:30 PM)
  • Paidha Black Angels Vs KCCA – Bar Okoro Stadium, Zombo (4:30 PM)

Wednesday, 10th April 2019:

  • BUL Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – FUFA Technical Center, Njeru (4:00 PM)
  • URA Vs Bright Stars – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4:30 PM)
  • Mbarara City Vs Vipers – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara (4:30 PM)
  • Maroons Vs Tooro United – Luzira Prisons (4:30 PM)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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